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17 Jun 2021
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations by The New York Times about TV military analysts, appearing to be independent observers, but briefed by the Pentagon and connected as lobbyists, executives or consultants of sundry military contractors
 
Topic:  Military Industrial Complex The U.S. military "establishment": the armed forces and the companies and politicians that depend on them
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations by The New York Times about TV military analysts, appearing to be independent observers, but briefed by the Pentagon and connected as lobbyists, executives or consultants of sundry military contractors
 
Topic:  Press, Freedom of the Liberty to publish facts and opinion
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations by The New York Times about TV military analysts, appearing to be independent observers, but briefed by the Pentagon and connected as lobbyists, executives or consultants of sundry military contractors
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
Upd     Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations by The New York Times about TV military analysts, appearing to be independent observers, but briefed by the Pentagon and connected as lobbyists, executives or consultants of sundry military contractors
Upd     Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  Salerno, Joseph American economist of the Austrian school, professor at Pace University
Upd   Articles Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
 
Topic:  Television Shows A television program usually broadcast on a regular weekly schedule
Upd   Articles Pentagon Conduits
Discusses the revelations by The New York Times about TV military analysts, appearing to be independent observers, but briefed by the Pentagon and connected as lobbyists, executives or consultants of sundry military contractors
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Election 2014: The Good News and Bad
Sobering comments on elections, governments, democracy and why voting is of so little consequence to the individual voter
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Preventing Opposition to War
Explains why the Bush administration has not gotten more people directly involved in its foreign wars, such as by demanding "sacrifices" or re-instituting conscription, and points out the paradox that increased involvement could cause more war opposition
 
16 Jun 2021
Topic:  Block, Walter Professor of economics, Loyola University and Senior Fellow, Ludwig von Mises Institute
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
Topic:  Rockwell, Lew President of the Ludwig von Mises Institute and editor of LewRockwell.com
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles Libertarianism Rightly Conceived
Responds to criticisms made by Walter Block and Lew Rockwell about Charles W. Johnson's "Libertarianism through Thick and Thin" (July 2008) and Richman's "What Social Animals Owe to Each Other" (April/July 2014)
 
15 Jun 2021
Topic:  Association, Freedom of The right of the people to meet or associate with others for peaceful purposes
Upd   Articles We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state (as in the case of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062) is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or other reasons
 
Topic:  Economics Study of the means that human beings use to satisfy their individually desired ends
Upd   Articles We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state (as in the case of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062) is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or other reasons
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state (as in the case of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062) is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or other reasons
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state (as in the case of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062) is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or other reasons
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles We Can Oppose Bigotry without the Politicians
Explains why the state (as in the case of Arizona's Senate Bill 1062) is not necessary to ensure that people or businesses don't discriminate against others on the basis of sexual orientation or other reasons
 
14 Jun 2021
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", shortly after Steve Jobs announced the first Apple iPhone
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
Upd     In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Web Sites Taking Hayek Seriously
Blog with links to many resources (written, audio and video) on Hayek
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Presidents, United States Heads of the Executive branch of the United States government
Upd   Articles In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", shortly after Steve Jobs announced the first Apple iPhone
Upd     Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
Upd     In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", shortly after Steve Jobs announced the first Apple iPhone
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles Trivial Dispute: Obama versus the Interventionists
Examines Barack Obama's speech at the 2014 West Point graduation and points out the scant differences between him and those advocating military intervention, in arguments for continued U.S. meddling in other countries' affairs
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is the Thing to Do
Comments on the arrogance of those who believe the President of the United States should intervene in any crisis around the world
 
Topic:  Williams, Walter E. Professor of Economics, author, syndicated columnist
Upd   Articles Pleasing Consumers Isn't Easy
Comments on the challenges faced by entrepreneurs, in particular those selling "high-tech gadgets", shortly after Steve Jobs announced the first Apple iPhone
 
13 Jun 2021
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Web Pages Herbert Spencer - Online Library of Liberty
Includes photo, short biography and links to timeline of Spencer's life and works, to various editions of his writings and to selected quotations
 
11 Jun 2021
Topic:  Boaz, David Executive vice president of the Cato Institute, author of Libertarianism: A Primer
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles A Nightmare in Iraq
Examines the situation in Iraq six months after the March 2003 invasion, including the Bush administration reportedly "considering using Israel as a model for managing an occupied people"
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against the Affordable Care Act provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
Upd     Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against the Affordable Care Act provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against the Affordable Care Act provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Hornberger, Jacob President of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Articles The schism organism: The Life of the Party, part three
Delves into ethical controversies within the Libertarian Party, describing in particular the tension between Jacob Hornberger and Jim Lark, and the effect this had on the former's candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia in 2002
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
 
Topic:  Libertarian Party United States
Upd   Articles The life of the Party: An introduction, part one
Describes three possible routes for the LP to have its policy prescriptions implemented and proposes a series of articles, by the author and others, outlining their visions for the party's success
Upd     The LP's multiple personality disorder: The Life of the Party, part two
Describes three political party strategies (electoral, ideological and revolutionary) and suggests that, in view of its size, the LP should decide on only one of these approaches
Upd     The schism organism: The Life of the Party, part three
Delves into ethical controversies within the Libertarian Party, describing in particular the tension between Jacob Hornberger and Jim Lark, and the effect this had on the former's candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat in Virginia in 2002
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
Upd     Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against the Affordable Care Act provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Freeing the Education Market
Examines the effects of compulsory public education on literacy rates and suggests market alternatives
Upd     A Nightmare in Iraq
Examines the situation in Iraq six months after the March 2003 invasion, including the Bush administration reportedly "considering using Israel as a model for managing an occupied people"
Upd     Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against the Affordable Care Act provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Rights Powers and privileges one may properly claim as due
Upd   Articles Hobby Lobby Ruling Falls Short
Dissects the good and bad parts of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, ruling against the Affordable Care Act provision that required employers to pay for contraceptives
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles The LP's multiple personality disorder: The Life of the Party, part two
Describes three political party strategies (electoral, ideological and revolutionary) and suggests that, in view of its size, the LP should decide on only one of these approaches
 
10 Jun 2021
Topic:  Business Commercial activities that provide goods and services
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Economic Barriers Legislative and other processes that inhibit economic and financial advancement
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Foundation for Economic Education One of the oldest free-market organizations in the U.S., founded in 1946 to study and advance the freedom philosophy
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Fuels Petroleum, natural gas, coal and other materials used to produce energy
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Health Care Preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic and other services related to the health of an individual
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
Upd     Give America a Raise?
Reflects on a remark in the 2014 State of the Union address and explains why legislating a minimum wage tends to harm those it supposedly intends to help
 
Topic:  Songs Brief vocal and musical compositions
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles "Meet the New Boss. Same as the Old Boss"
Examines politics, including slogans such as "hope", "change" (Barack Obama) and "straight talk" (John McCain) in the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, and explains why politicians cannot be expected to lead the way to liberty
 
9 Jun 2021
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Comparative Advantage, Law of Economic tenet formulated by David Ricardo, also Law of Association
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  Ohio The Buckeye State
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Ricardo, David 18th/19th century British economist
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
Upd     Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Roberts, Paul Craig Economist, columnist
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Democracy and Government Schools
Discusses the current state of government education, including "creative solutions" such as charter schools and vouchers, and the influence of the "religion of democracy" in achieving a free market in education
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 2
After providing a numerical example of the law of comparative advantage, defends it from the argument (made by Roberts and Schumer) that movable factors of production make the law no longer applicable
 
8 Jun 2021
Topic:  Comparative Advantage, Law of Economic tenet formulated by David Ricardo, also Law of Association
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State (ISIS) and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State (ISIS) and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
 
Topic:  Ricardo, David 18th/19th century British economist
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
Upd     Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State (ISIS) and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
 
Topic:  Roberts, Paul Craig Economist, columnist
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Articles Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State (ISIS) and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
 
Topic:  Technology Practical application of engineering or technical processes
Upd   Articles Is Free Trade Obsolete? Part 1
Critiques a Paul Craig Roberts and Charles Schumer article arguing against free trade due to a "new economic era", introducing first the law of comparative advantage
 
Topic:  Terrorism The systematic use of violence to attempt to achieve ideological goals
Upd   Articles Is Obama Trying to Alienate Muslim-American Youth?
Examines the Obama administration's contradictory stances on the Islamic State (ISIS) and its outreach efforts towards young American Muslims
 
7 Jun 2021
Topic:  Attacks of 11 September 2001 Terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama (at West Point) and Defense Secretary Hagel (at a Chicago foreign affairs forum) on Americans turning more "isolationist"
 
Topic:  For a New Liberty Book by Murray Rothbard in which he advocated anarchic libertarianism, first published in 1973
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Human Action Ludwig von Mises' major economics treatise, first published in 1949
Upd   Articles Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review and personal impressions of Man, Economy, and State, and in particular the 2004 edition from the Mises Institute which also includes Power and Market
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Man, Economy, and State Economic treatise by Murray Rothbard published in 1962
Upd   Reviews Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review and personal impressions of Man, Economy, and State, and in particular the 2004 edition from the Mises Institute which also includes Power and Market
 
Topic:  McElroy, Wendy Author, individualist feminist
Upd   Writings Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review and personal impressions of Man, Economy, and State, and in particular the 2004 edition from the Mises Institute which also includes Power and Market
Upd   Interviews Interview with Wendy McElroy on feminism in America
Translation of the interview published at Libertiamo.it on 8-9 Mar 2012 (excluding the last question and answer, regarding Ron Paul)
 
Topic:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama (at West Point) and Defense Secretary Hagel (at a Chicago foreign affairs forum) on Americans turning more "isolationist"
 
Topic:  Militarism A political system influenced greatly by a large, permanent military force
Upd   Articles The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama (at West Point) and Defense Secretary Hagel (at a Chicago foreign affairs forum) on Americans turning more "isolationist"
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review and personal impressions of Man, Economy, and State, and in particular the 2004 edition from the Mises Institute which also includes Power and Market
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama (at West Point) and Defense Secretary Hagel (at a Chicago foreign affairs forum) on Americans turning more "isolationist"
Upd     Familiar Bedfellows
Examines Hillary Clinton's review of Henry Kissinger's World Order (2014)
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
Upd     The Danger Is Intervention, Not "Isolation"
Reflects on pronouncements by President Obama (at West Point) and Defense Secretary Hagel (at a Chicago foreign affairs forum) on Americans turning more "isolationist"
Upd     Familiar Bedfellows
Examines Hillary Clinton's review of Henry Kissinger's World Order (2014)
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Man, Economy, and State: A Treatise on Economic Principles
Review and personal impressions of Man, Economy, and State, and in particular the 2004 edition from the Mises Institute which also includes Power and Market
Upd     Rothbard's For a New Liberty
Review of For a New Liberty (1973) with emphasis on Rothbard's discussion of the nonaggression axiom and natural rights
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Videos How To Pretend You Give A Shit About The Election
 
4 Jun 2021
Topic:  Barnett, Randy Professor of law at Boston University
Upd   Books Authored The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law
Partial contents: Liberty vs. License - Using Resources - The Liberal Conception of Justice - The Partiality Problem - The Incentive Problem - The Compliance Problem - The Problem of Enforcement Error - Fighting Crime Without Punishment
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools" and various levels of government got involved in education
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in response to the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Aug/Sep 2014
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools" and various levels of government got involved in education
 
Topic:  Entrepreneurship Managerial skills and willingness to take risks in the production of goods and services
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
 
Topic:  Friedman, David D. Professor of Law and Economics
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools" and various levels of government got involved in education
Upd     Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in response to the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Aug/Sep 2014
 
Topic:  Law, Rule of Legal environment where cases are handled in a non-arbitrary manner
Upd   Books The Structure of Liberty: Justice and the Rule of Law
Partial contents: Liberty vs. License - Using Resources - The Liberal Conception of Justice - The Partiality Problem - The Incentive Problem - The Compliance Problem - The Problem of Enforcement Error - Fighting Crime Without Punishment
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools" and various levels of government got involved in education
 
Topic:  Middle East The countries of southwestern Asia and, conventionally, Egypt
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in response to the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Aug/Sep 2014
 
Topic:  Mises, Ludwig von Austrian school economist, author of Human Action
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in response to the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Aug/Sep 2014
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings We Need Freedom, Not School Standards
Compares the levels of education of Americans before and after 1840, when Horace Mann and others architected "public schools" and various levels of government got involved in education
Upd     Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
Upd     Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in response to the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Aug/Sep 2014
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Government Failure
Examines the validity of the concept of "market failures" as an argument for government intervention, reviewing arguments made by David Friedman in the article "Do We Need Government?", Liberty, Dec 2005
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Obama Follows Bush's Iraq Playbook
Examines the validity of Obama's arguments for going to war against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) in response to the beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff in Aug/Sep 2014
 
3 Jun 2021
Topic:  Afghanistan Territory in southwest central Asia, nominally ruled since 2004 by the Da Afġānistān Islāmī Jumhoryat
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  England The southern part of the island of Great Britain
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  For a New Liberty Book by Murray Rothbard in which he advocated anarchic libertarianism, first published in 1973
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements made by Murray Rothbard, in For a New Liberty (1973), about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Imperialism Domination or control, by one country, of one or more other countries or territories
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Intellectual Property Laws Laws that grant monopoly rights on intellectual creations, such as patents and copyrights
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements made by Murray Rothbard, in For a New Liberty (1973), about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Long, Roderick T. Professor of philosophy at Auburn University, president of the Molinari Institute
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements made by Murray Rothbard, in For a New Liberty (1973), about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Preventing War with Iran Is Top Priority
After a brief look at Iraq, Libya, Syria and North Korea, examines the 2013 situation between the Obama administration and Israel on one side and Iran on the other
Upd     Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements made by Murray Rothbard, in For a New Liberty (1973), about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
Upd     The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Ownership and Ideas
Critiques some statements made by Murray Rothbard, in For a New Liberty (1973), about ownership of created products and the appropriateness of others copying such products
 
Topic:  Spencer, Herbert 19th century English philosopher
Upd   Articles The Antimilitarist Libertarian Heritage
Reviews writings by Herbert Spencer, "Government Colonization" and "Patriotism", on the subjects of war, militarism, colonization and patriotism
 
2 Jun 2021
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  France Territory in western Europe, ruled since 1958 by the République Française
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Hess, Karl Editor of Libertarian Party News 1986-1990, Barry Goldwater speechwriter
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
Upd     Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Political philosopy Branch of philosophy that studies the nature of social organization and the proper functions of government
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  Private Property Ownership of assets by individuals or non-governmental legal entities
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  Property Tangible goods owned or claimed by one or more individuals
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
Upd     Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Rothbard, Murray Economist of the Austrian School, author of For a New Liberty: The Libertarian Manifesto
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Socialism Socio-economic system in which the means of production and distribution are under collective or government control
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Tucker, Benjamin American individualist anarchist, publisher of the 19th century Liberty periodical
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Libertarianism: Left or Right?
Examines the origin of the political terms "left" and "right" and makes the case that libertarianism is "planted squarely on the Left"
 
Topic:  Weber, Max 19th/20th century German sociologist
Upd   Articles Political Science
Reviews Frank Van Dun's 1986 paper titled "Economics and the Limits of Value-Free Science" and its implications for making an objective case for ethics, freedom and private property
 
1 Jun 2021
Topic:  Banking The business of accepting deposits and lending money
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
Topic:  China Territory in eastern Asia, ruled since 1949 by the Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó
Upd   Articles Fear Not China
Counsels Americans not to be afraid of China's economic activities, debunking concerns over "job losses" and the trade deficit
 
Topic:  Free Trade Exchange of goods and services without barriers
Upd   Articles Fear Not China
Counsels Americans not to be afraid of China's economic activities, debunking concerns over "job losses" and the trade deficit
 
Topic:  Iowa Motto: Our Liberties We Prize and Our Rights We Will Maintain
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles Fear Not China
Counsels Americans not to be afraid of China's economic activities, debunking concerns over "job losses" and the trade deficit
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
 
Topic:  Non-aggression Principle The libertarian principle that no person should initiate force against another
Upd   Articles In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
 
Topic:  Rand, Ayn Objectivist philosopher, novelist
Upd   Articles In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Fear Not China
Counsels Americans not to be afraid of China's economic activities, debunking concerns over "job losses" and the trade deficit
Upd     In Praise of "Thick" Libertarianism
Examines "thin" and "thick" libertarianism, explaining how being noncomittal about racism undermines the principle of non-initiation of force, contrasting libertarian and progressive views on dealing with racism
Upd     Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Abolish the Income Tax and IRS
Comments on a New York Times article describing the IRS practice of seizing bank accounts of ordinary people merely on the suspicion of avoiding reporting requirements on deposits of $10,000 or more
 
31 May 2021
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
Upd     How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Labor Human physical and mental skills available to produce goods and services
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Licensing, Occupational Laws and regulations that limit entry into or continued exercise of a particular occupation
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Minimum Wage Laws Legislation that places a lower limit on the prices paid for labor
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Prices Convey information between buyers and sellers
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
Upd     How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles What's Wrong with Public Schools?
Excerpt from chapter 2 of Separating School & State (1994), published online on 25 March 2005
 
Topic:  Wages The price of labor, renumeration paid to employees for their work or services
Upd   Articles How to Help Fast-Food Workers
Discusses contemporaneous strikes by fast food workers seeking a doubling of the minimum wage, the economic realities behind wages and alternatives that would truly help the workers
 
Topic:  Washington, D.C. The Nation's Capital
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
28 May 2021
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Examines contemporaneous warnings about Congress not raising the national debt limit by considering what Spooner wrote in "The Constitution of No Authority" about the legitimacy of the debt
 
Topic:  Heinlein, Robert A. American science fiction writer
Upd   Articles Robert A. Heinlein: the universe as fiction
Short reviews on some favorites, such as Glory Road, Starship Troopers, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land, and list of others with links to longer reviews
 
Topic:  No Treason Set of essays authored by Lysander Spooner discussing natural law, the science of justice and the validity of the United States Constitution
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Examines contemporaneous warnings about Congress not raising the national debt limit by considering what Spooner wrote in "The Constitution of No Authority" about the legitimacy of the debt
Upd     Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
 
Topic:  Spooner, Lysander Lawyer, abolitionist, entrepreneur, legal theorist and political radical
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Examines contemporaneous warnings about Congress not raising the national debt limit by considering what Spooner wrote in "The Constitution of No Authority" about the legitimacy of the debt
Upd     Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Revised version of "The Goal Is Freedom" column of 27 Sep 2013; analyzes Spooner's severe criticisms of the arguments given for the legitimacy of the United States' public debt
 
Topic:  Taxation Compulsory contributions demanded by governments from individuals and other entities
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Examines contemporaneous warnings about Congress not raising the national debt limit by considering what Spooner wrote in "The Constitution of No Authority" about the legitimacy of the debt
 
Topic:  Voting Selecting those who will govern by casting ballots
Upd   Articles Lysander Spooner on the National Debt
Examines contemporaneous warnings about Congress not raising the national debt limit by considering what Spooner wrote in "The Constitution of No Authority" about the legitimacy of the debt
 
27 May 2021
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention
Presents examples of the deadly lasting effects of U.S. foreign intervention: continuing sectarian conflicts in Iraq and unexploded bombs in Laos
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
Examines how the warmongers in the U.S. Congress as well Netanyahu's government put pressure on Barack Obama not to reach a peaceful agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention
Presents examples of the deadly lasting effects of U.S. foreign intervention: continuing sectarian conflicts in Iraq and unexploded bombs in Laos
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention
Presents examples of the deadly lasting effects of U.S. foreign intervention: continuing sectarian conflicts in Iraq and unexploded bombs in Laos
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Articles Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
Examines how the warmongers in the U.S. Congress as well Netanyahu's government put pressure on Barack Obama not to reach a peaceful agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue
 
Topic:  Laos Territory in southeast Asia, ruled since 1975 by the Sathalanalat Paxathipatai Paxaxon Lao
Upd   Articles The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention
Presents examples of the deadly lasting effects of U.S. foreign intervention: continuing sectarian conflicts in Iraq and unexploded bombs in Laos
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
Examines how the warmongers in the U.S. Congress as well Netanyahu's government put pressure on Barack Obama not to reach a peaceful agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Does Obama Have the Courage to Pursue Peace with Iran?
Examines how the warmongers in the U.S. Congress as well Netanyahu's government put pressure on Barack Obama not to reach a peaceful agreement with Iran on the nuclear issue
Upd     The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention
Presents examples of the deadly lasting effects of U.S. foreign intervention: continuing sectarian conflicts in Iraq and unexploded bombs in Laos
 
26 May 2021
Topic:  Attacks of 11 September 2001 Terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Upd   Articles The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"
Reviews the Supreme Court majority opinion in the decision of the Boumediene v. Bush case, holding that Guantanamo Bay detainees can use the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
 
Topic:  Blackstone, William 18th century English jurist, author of Commentaries on the Laws of England
Upd   Articles The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"
Reviews the Supreme Court majority opinion in the decision of the Boumediene v. Bush case, holding that Guantanamo Bay detainees can use the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
 
Topic:  California The Golden State
Upd   Articles California's Blow Against Property Rights
Discusses the concepts of private property and property rights in view of California's law forbidding smoking in bars, beginning in January 1998
 
Topic:  Conservatism Political philosophy that emphasizes respect for traditional institutions
Upd   Articles GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and his positions in his 2008 presidential campaign as well as what the criticism may mean for the Republican Party
 
Topic:  Constitution, United States The supreme law of the United States of America
Upd   Articles The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"
Reviews the Supreme Court majority opinion in the decision of the Boumediene v. Bush case, holding that Guantanamo Bay detainees can use the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
 
Topic:  Foreign Entanglements Unnecessary involvement with other nations
Upd   Articles They Don't Mean Well
Reviews Barry Lando's article "The American Legacy in Iraq", which describes U.S. government intervention in Iraq since 1990 as well as Lando's interview with Scott Horton discussing earlier meddling
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles California's Blow Against Property Rights
Discusses the concepts of private property and property rights in view of California's law forbidding smoking in bars, beginning in January 1998
 
Topic:  Habeas Corpus, Writ of A written order issued to ascertain if someone is imprisoned lawfaully
Upd   Articles The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"
Reviews the Supreme Court majority opinion in the decision of the Boumediene v. Bush case, holding that Guantanamo Bay detainees can use the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and his positions in his 2008 presidential campaign as well as what the criticism may mean for the Republican Party
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles They Don't Mean Well
Reviews Barry Lando's article "The American Legacy in Iraq", which describes U.S. government intervention in Iraq since 1990 as well as Lando's interview with Scott Horton discussing earlier meddling
 
Topic:  Law, Due Process of Procedural safeguards, and unbiased laws and judgements
Upd   Articles The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"
Reviews the Supreme Court majority opinion in the decision of the Boumediene v. Bush case, holding that Guantanamo Bay detainees can use the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
 
Topic:  Property Rights Rights of an owner to use and dispose of assets
Upd   Articles California's Blow Against Property Rights
Discusses the concepts of private property and property rights in view of California's law forbidding smoking in bars, beginning in January 1998
 
Topic:  Repression, Moral Legislation and government actions that attempt to dictate "moral and proper" behavior
Upd   Articles California's Blow Against Property Rights
Discusses the concepts of private property and property rights in view of California's law forbidding smoking in bars, beginning in January 1998
 
Topic:  Republican Party United States
Upd   Articles GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and his positions in his 2008 presidential campaign as well as what the criticism may mean for the Republican Party
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings California's Blow Against Property Rights
Discusses the concepts of private property and property rights in view of California's law forbidding smoking in bars, beginning in January 1998
Upd     GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and his positions in his 2008 presidential campaign as well as what the criticism may mean for the Republican Party
Upd     The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"
Reviews the Supreme Court majority opinion in the decision of the Boumediene v. Bush case, holding that Guantanamo Bay detainees can use the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus
Upd     They Don't Mean Well
Reviews Barry Lando's article "The American Legacy in Iraq", which describes U.S. government intervention in Iraq since 1990 as well as Lando's interview with Scott Horton discussing earlier meddling
 
Topic:  Speech, Freedom of Liberty to speak, write or otherwise express oneself
Upd   Articles GOP, R.I.P?
Reviews conservatives' criticisms of John McCain and his positions in his 2008 presidential campaign as well as what the criticism may mean for the Republican Party
 
25 May 2021
Topic:  Barnett, Randy Professor of law at Boston University
Upd   Bibliography Randy E. Barnett, Professor of Law
Boston University School of Law; includes books, articles, essays and other writings (1977-2001)
 
Topic:  Hayek, Friedrich 1974 Nobel Prize winner in Economics Sciences
Upd   Mailing Lists HAYEK-L
List for scholars doing research on Hayek, "without restriction according to interest or professional affiliation"
 
Upd Topic:  Wealth of Nations, The The magnum opus of economist and moral philosopher Adam Smith
Upd   Articles The Market Is a Beautiful Thing
Explores whether most people's aversion to the market is aesthetic and explains the beauty in the dynamics of the (freed) market, with quotes from Bastiat and Adam Smith
 
24 May 2021
Topic:  Ethics Branch of philosophy that studies the values that guide human conduct
Upd   Articles Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents
Written on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki, discusses whether the bombing and that of Hiroshima were really necessary and whether they should be considered war crimes
 
Topic:  Gregory, Anthony Research Fellow and Student Programs Director at the Independent Institute
Upd   Articles Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents
Written on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki, discusses whether the bombing and that of Hiroshima were really necessary and whether they should be considered war crimes
 
Topic:  Israel Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1948 by the Medīnat Yisrā'el
Upd   Articles Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and Egypt to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, and itself ratifying the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (which bans cluster bombs)
 
Topic:  Japan Archipelago off the northeast coast of Asia, ruled since 1947 by the Nippon-koku
Upd   Articles Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents
Written on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki, discusses whether the bombing and that of Hiroshima were really necessary and whether they should be considered war crimes
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents
Written on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki, discusses whether the bombing and that of Hiroshima were really necessary and whether they should be considered war crimes
Upd     Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and Egypt to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, and itself ratifying the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (which bans cluster bombs)
 
Topic:  Syria Territory in southwest Asia, nominally ruled since 1961 by the al-Jumhūriyyah al-‘Arabīyah as-Sūriyyah
Upd   Articles Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and Egypt to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, and itself ratifying the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (which bans cluster bombs)
 
Topic:  United States Territory in central and northwest North America, ruled since 1788 by the United States of America
Upd   Articles Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and Egypt to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, and itself ratifying the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (which bans cluster bombs)
 
Topic:  War Armed conflict between nations: "The Health of the State"
Upd   Articles Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents
Written on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki, discusses whether the bombing and that of Hiroshima were really necessary and whether they should be considered war crimes
Upd     Here's How the U.S. Can Help Rid the World of Chemical Weapons
Argues the U.S. government could set a better example by destroying all its chemical weapons, encouraging Israel and Egypt to ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention, and itself ratifying the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (which bans cluster bombs)
 
Topic:  World War II Worldwide conflict from 1939 to 1945
Upd   Articles Truman, A-Bombs, and the Killing of Innocents
Written on the 68th anniversary of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki, discusses whether the bombing and that of Hiroshima were really necessary and whether they should be considered war crimes
 
21 May 2021
Topic:  American War Between the States Conflict between the U.S. northern and southern states, which seceded to form the Confederacy
Upd   Articles Taking the gloss off of the Great Emancipator
Examines Lincoln's attitude toward the abolition of slavery as well as the effects of his war on the growth of government
 
Topic:  Corporatism Socio-economic system in which large businesses exert influence over and benefit from government policies
Upd   Articles The Pope Dabbles in Economics
Examines the economic premises of Pope Francis' 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, explaining where the Pope has a point and where he is wrong
 
Topic:  Films Moving pictures representing fictional or real-life events
Upd   Web Sites Libertarian Movies | Films and Documentaries with libertarian themes
Reviews of films and documentaries with libertarian themes, inspired by Jon Osborne's "Miss Liberty"
 
Topic:  Free Market The uncoerced, consensual exchanges of goods and services between individuals, antithesis of the State
Upd   Articles The Pope Dabbles in Economics
Examines the economic premises of Pope Francis' 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, explaining where the Pope has a point and where he is wrong
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles The Pope Dabbles in Economics
Examines the economic premises of Pope Francis' 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, explaining where the Pope has a point and where he is wrong
 
Topic:  Hummel, Jeffrey Rogers Professor of economics and history at San Jose State University
Upd   Writings Taking the gloss off of the Great Emancipator
Examines Lincoln's attitude toward the abolition of slavery as well as the effects of his war on the growth of government
 
Topic:  Libertarianism Political philosophy that advocates freedom of action and thought for every human
Upd   Articles Bad Partisanship Drives Out Good
Differentiates between superficial and profound partisanship (loyalty to a party vs. to a set of principles) and discusses the goals of the group Unity08 that during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections was seeking candidates that could "reunite America"
 
Topic:  Lincoln, Abraham Sixteenth President of the United States
Upd   Articles Taking the gloss off of the Great Emancipator
Examines Lincoln's attitude toward the abolition of slavery as well as the effects of his war on the growth of government
 
Topic:  Political Parties Groups of individuals that organize to gain control of governments at a national or other level, usually by election of candidates for government offices
Upd   Articles Bad Partisanship Drives Out Good
Differentiates between superficial and profound partisanship (loyalty to a party vs. to a set of principles) and discusses the goals of the group Unity08 that during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections was seeking candidates that could "reunite America"
 
Topic:  Politics The practices of guiding, influencing or controlling government
Upd   Articles Bad Partisanship Drives Out Good
Differentiates between superficial and profound partisanship (loyalty to a party vs. to a set of principles) and discusses the goals of the group Unity08 that during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections was seeking candidates that could "reunite America"
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Bad Partisanship Drives Out Good
Differentiates between superficial and profound partisanship (loyalty to a party vs. to a set of principles) and discusses the goals of the group Unity08 that during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections was seeking candidates that could "reunite America"
Upd     The Pope Dabbles in Economics
Examines the economic premises of Pope Francis' 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, explaining where the Pope has a point and where he is wrong
 
Topic:  Society Grouping of individuals interacting with each other
Upd   Articles Bad Partisanship Drives Out Good
Differentiates between superficial and profound partisanship (loyalty to a party vs. to a set of principles) and discusses the goals of the group Unity08 that during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections was seeking candidates that could "reunite America"
 
Topic:  State, The The group of people that, having effective control over a government, benefit the most from the exercise of its power
Upd   Articles Bad Partisanship Drives Out Good
Differentiates between superficial and profound partisanship (loyalty to a party vs. to a set of principles) and discusses the goals of the group Unity08 that during the 2008 U.S. presidential elections was seeking candidates that could "reunite America"
Upd     The Pope Dabbles in Economics
Examines the economic premises of Pope Francis' 2013 apostolic exhortation Evangelii gaudium, explaining where the Pope has a point and where he is wrong
 
20 May 2021
Topic:  Capitalism Economic system where the means of production are privately owned
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Children Sons and daughters; young persons, infants, adolescents
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Educational Freedom Absence of coercion in learning and educating
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Education, Compulsory Attendance in schools that is mandated by laws
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Government The group of people that exercises authority over a country or other political subdivision
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Herbert, Auberon Nineteenth century English philosopher and Member of Parliament
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Homeschooling Educating children at home
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Laissez Faire Books Libertarian bookstore, founded in 1972 in New York City, now online and owned by Agora Financial
New   Web Sites Laissez Faire Books
Home page of Laissez Faire Books (lfb.org and laissezfairebooks.com) prior to the ownership transfer to the International Society for Individual Liberty (now Liberty International)
Upd     Laissez Faire Books
Home page of Laissez Faire Books (lfb.org) as a book seller, before being turned into a book club by Agora Financial
 
Topic:  Learning The process of acquiring knowledge or skills
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Religion, Freedom of Liberty to practice any or no religion
Upd   Articles W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings W(h)ither Public Schools?
Chapter 1, made available online on 19 May 2004 to celebrate the tenth publication anniversary; discusses how even mild "public school" reforms are treated as "deadly threats", why a new vision is needed and the role of the family in educating children
 
19 May 2021
Topic:  Bush, George W. Forty-third President of the United States
Upd   Articles Bush's Doublethink
Analyzes President Bush's most salient statement and possible implications, of a speech made on 10 Jan 2007 announcing a troop "surge" plan
 
Topic:  Democracy Form of government where the power is exercised directly or indirectly by a majority of the citizens
Upd   Articles Bush's Doublethink
Analyzes President Bush's most salient statement and possible implications, of a speech made on 10 Jan 2007 announcing a troop "surge" plan
 
Topic:  Iran Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 1979 by the Jomhuri ye Eslāmi ye Irān
Upd   Articles The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
Additional comments on Gareth Porter's Manufactured Crisis, focusing on the Ayatollahs' position on the use of chemical and nuclear weapons, prompted by the Obama administration visa denial to the Iran ambassador to the United Nations
 
Topic:  Iraq Territory in southwest Asia, ruled since 2005 by the Jumhūriyyat Al-‘Irāq
Upd   Articles Bush's Doublethink
Analyzes President Bush's most salient statement and possible implications, of a speech made on 10 Jan 2007 announcing a troop "surge" plan
Upd     The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
Additional comments on Gareth Porter's Manufactured Crisis, focusing on the Ayatollahs' position on the use of chemical and nuclear weapons, prompted by the Obama administration visa denial to the Iran ambassador to the United Nations
 
Topic:  Iraq War (2003) Invasion of Iraq by the U.S. and other countries, purportedly to find weapons of mass destruction
Upd   Articles Bush's Doublethink
Analyzes President Bush's most salient statement and possible implications, of a speech made on 10 Jan 2007 announcing a troop "surge" plan
 
Topic:  Obama, Barack Forty-fourth President of the United States
Upd   Articles The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
Additional comments on Gareth Porter's Manufactured Crisis, focusing on the Ayatollahs' position on the use of chemical and nuclear weapons, prompted by the Obama administration visa denial to the Iran ambassador to the United Nations
 
Topic:  Richman, Sheldon Executive editor of The Libertarian Institute, former editor of The Freeman and former vice president of the Future of Freedom Foundation
Upd   Writings Bush's Doublethink
Analyzes President Bush's most salient statement and possible implications, of a speech made on 10 Jan 2007 announcing a troop "surge" plan
Upd     The Ayatollahs' Overlooked Anti-WMD Fatwas
Additional comments on Gareth Porter's Manufactured Crisis, focusing on the Ayatollahs' position on the use of chemical and nuclear weapons, prompted by the Obama administration visa denial to the Iran ambassador to the United Nations